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Pro-LGBT groups, families meet with DeVos

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Families and a trio of pro-LGBT organizations met with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Feb. 8.

According to a press release from GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard, "I joined my colleagues from NCTE and Equality Michigan and a delegation of families in meeting with Secretary DeVos to relay the concerns and fears of hundreds of thousands of students, educators and parents who have been affected by the alarming actions of the Trump administration.

"We highlighted the pervasive violence and discrimination that the majority of transgender students face across the country, including being prevented from using their correct name and pronouns and appropriate school facilities.

"Above all, we ensured that DeVos heard—directly from us—that we will not budge or compromise when it comes to the full support and protection that all of our children, including LGBTQ youth, deserve from this administration, from the Department of Education and from its Office for Civil Rights."

Press release at the link: .

In early February, it took Vice President Mike Pence to break a U.S. Senate tie to confirm DeVos as secretary.

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